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State Board of Education approves revised proposal to determine new A-F grades for districts and schools for 2021-22


For Immediate Release: April 21, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – The Mississippi State Board of Education (SBE) voted today to temporarily adjust the statewide accountability system so A-F grades for districts and schools and federally required school improvement designations can be determined for the 2021-22 school year.  

Mississippi Class of 2021 Improves Advanced Placement Achievement Rate


For Immediate Release: April 1, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. – Mississippi’s graduating class of 2021 achieved a 39.1% qualifying score rate for Advanced Placement (AP) exams, an increase from the previous year's achievement rate of 38.2%.

AP courses are college-level courses offered by trained high school teachers. Students can earn three college credits for every AP exam they pass with a qualifying score of 3 or higher.

48 Mississippi high schools receive national 2021 College Success Award


For Immediate Release: March 29, 2022

JACKSON, Miss. –  The Mississippi Department of Education (MDE) announces that 48 Mississippi high schools received a prestigious 2021 College Success Award recognition from for excelling at preparing students to enroll and succeed in college as determined by available data in each state.

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